3 May 2013

South Africa without Kallis for Champions Trophy

6:16 am on 3 May 2013

The South African cricket team will be without their great all-rounder Jacques Kallis for next month's Champions Trophy tournament in England.

The 37-year-old has made himself unavailable for the tournament for undisclosed personal reasons.

It's a setback for the top test-playing nation, who are desperate to end a run of bitter disappointments at the last four World Cups.

South Africa have worked hard at overhauling their one-day side since a surprise loss to New Zealand in the 2011 World Cup quarter-finals.